Harnessing the potential of blockchain to transform education  [LINK]
(European Commission Joint Research Centre) Blockchain technology can help improve old models of data management and bring benefits to learners and educational institutions in the EU -- if policymakers are well prepared to embrace the change. [Read More]
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Rice U.'s one-step catalyst turns nitrates into water and air  [LINK]
(Rice University) Engineers at Rice University's Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst the cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water. [Read More]
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Touchy nanotubes work better when clean  [LINK]
(Rice University) Heating carbon nanotubes at high temperatures and slowly cooling them eliminates contaminants that make nanotubes difficult to test for conductivity. Scientists from Rice and Swansea universities show how decontaminated nanotubes may simplify the design and manufacture of nanoscale devices. [Read More]
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USDA's NIFA invests in integrated biorefinery optimization  [LINK]
(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today awarded a grant to improve biorefinery technologies through the Integrated Biorefinery Optimization (IBO) program. The funding comes from NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), which addresses challenges in food and agricultural sciences t... [Read More]
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Pretty in pink and boisterous in blue?  [LINK]
(Springer) Two researchers from the University of Hong Kong suggest that toymakers and parents avoid gender-labelling toys, remove colour divides, and manufacture toys for both boys and girls in a wide range of colours. Sui Ping Yeung and Wang Ivy Wong's study is published in Springer's journal Sex Roles, and shows how easily preschoolers' ideas about what is appropriate for their gender is manipu... [Read More]
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Ford Motor Company honors UTA associate vice provost  [LINK]
(University of Texas at Arlington) Maria Martinez-Cosio, associate vice provost for faculty development at The University of Texas at Arlington, was one of just four North Texas women honored by Ford Motor Company with a Mujeres Legendarias Award. [Read More]
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American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) takes steps to improve the quality of ultrasound imaging in obstetrics and gynecology  [LINK]
(Elsevier) The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) convened a forum tasked with developing a roadmap for quality improvement in ultrasound imaging in obstetrics and gynecology and set up a task force to establish a consensus curriculum and competency assessment tools for residency training. The results of these efforts are published simultaneously today in the American Journal of O... [Read More]
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MAA to honor exemplary mathematical papers and service at joint mathematics meetings  [LINK]
(Mathematical Association of America) Prizes for meritorious service and exemplary writing will be awarded to mathematicians David Bressoud, Gary Gordon, Hortensia Soto, Ronald Taylor, Jr., and Daniel Velleman by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) on Jan. 13 in San Diego at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, the world's largest gathering of mathematicians. [Read More]
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Research reveals 'shocking' weakness of lab courses  [LINK]
(Cornell University) With the new emphasis on hands-on, active learning throughout higher education, lab courses would seem to have an advantage - what could be more active than doing experiments? But surprising new research reveals traditional labs fall far short of their pedagogical goals. [Read More]
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Dancing backwards in high heels  [LINK]
(Springer) Who do students turn to when they want to ask for an extended assignment deadline or an increase in their marks? Most likely their female professors, says Amani El-Alayli of the Eastern Washington University in the US. El-Alayli is lead author of an article in Springer's journal Sex Roles which investigates the added work demands often faced by women in academia. [Read More]
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USDA's NIFA invests in integrated biorefinery optimization  [LINK]
(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today awarded a grant to improve biorefinery technologies through the Integrated Biorefinery Optimization (IBO) program. The funding comes from NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), which addresses challenges in food and agricultural sciences t... [Read More]
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Rice U.'s one-step catalyst turns nitrates into water and air  [LINK]
(Rice University) Engineers at Rice University's Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst the cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water. [Read More]
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Harnessing the potential of blockchain to transform education  [LINK]
(European Commission Joint Research Centre) Blockchain technology can help improve old models of data management and bring benefits to learners and educational institutions in the EU -- if policymakers are well prepared to embrace the change. [Read More]
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Touchy nanotubes work better when clean  [LINK]
(Rice University) Heating carbon nanotubes at high temperatures and slowly cooling them eliminates contaminants that make nanotubes difficult to test for conductivity. Scientists from Rice and Swansea universities show how decontaminated nanotubes may simplify the design and manufacture of nanoscale devices. [Read More]
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Ford Motor Company honors UTA associate vice provost  [LINK]
(University of Texas at Arlington) Maria Martinez-Cosio, associate vice provost for faculty development at The University of Texas at Arlington, was one of just four North Texas women honored by Ford Motor Company with a Mujeres Legendarias Award. [Read More]
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Pretty in pink and boisterous in blue?  [LINK]
(Springer) Two researchers from the University of Hong Kong suggest that toymakers and parents avoid gender-labelling toys, remove colour divides, and manufacture toys for both boys and girls in a wide range of colours. Sui Ping Yeung and Wang Ivy Wong's study is published in Springer's journal Sex Roles, and shows how easily preschoolers' ideas about what is appropriate for their gender is manipu... [Read More]
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MAA to honor exemplary mathematical papers and service at joint mathematics meetings  [LINK]
(Mathematical Association of America) Prizes for meritorious service and exemplary writing will be awarded to mathematicians David Bressoud, Gary Gordon, Hortensia Soto, Ronald Taylor, Jr., and Daniel Velleman by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) on Jan. 13 in San Diego at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, the world's largest gathering of mathematicians. [Read More]
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Research reveals 'shocking' weakness of lab courses  [LINK]
(Cornell University) With the new emphasis on hands-on, active learning throughout higher education, lab courses would seem to have an advantage - what could be more active than doing experiments? But surprising new research reveals traditional labs fall far short of their pedagogical goals. [Read More]
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American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) takes steps to improve the quality of ultrasound imaging in obstetrics and gynecology  [LINK]
(Elsevier) The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) convened a forum tasked with developing a roadmap for quality improvement in ultrasound imaging in obstetrics and gynecology and set up a task force to establish a consensus curriculum and competency assessment tools for residency training. The results of these efforts are published simultaneously today in the American Journal of O... [Read More]
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Dancing backwards in high heels  [LINK]
(Springer) Who do students turn to when they want to ask for an extended assignment deadline or an increase in their marks? Most likely their female professors, says Amani El-Alayli of the Eastern Washington University in the US. El-Alayli is lead author of an article in Springer's journal Sex Roles which investigates the added work demands often faced by women in academia. [Read More]
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Syracuse University to Close Early Due to Weather and Travel Conditions  [LINK]
As the safety of its students, faculty, staff and visitors remains the University’s chief priority, Syracuse University will close early on Friday, Jan. 5, to allow members of the campus community to get an early start on their evening commutes. With the exception of essential services personnel, supervisors should dismiss their teams, effective immediately. The decision follows consultation... [Read More]
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Syracuse University to Review Steam Station, Seeks Modern Solutions for Enhanced Operations  [LINK]
As Syracuse University’s Division of Business, Finance and Administrative Services (BFAS) continues its strategic planning process, its primary focus remains aligning the University’s resources and assets with the vision and mission articulated in the Academic Strategic Plan. As part of that effort, BFAS is launching a review of the University’s Steam Station operations. Amir Rah... [Read More]
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Call for Entries: 2018 Mirror Awards  [LINK]
The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is now accepting nominations for the 12th annual Mirror Awards honoring excellence in media industry reporting. The deadline is Feb. 19. Anyone may nominate, and there is no fee to enter. Click here to enter online. In addition to the four award categories used in previous years, this year’s competition includes two special topic categories. ... [Read More]
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Syracuse University Monitoring Winter Weather and Travel Conditions for Friday, January 5  [LINK]
Syracuse University is currently monitoring and evaluating potential weather conditions for Friday, January 5, 2018. As the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors is the University’s top priority, University leaders and public safety officials are assessing anticipated travel conditions to and from campus. This effort includes reviewing the most up-to-date National Weather Service d... [Read More]
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